Alumni Awards

The Board of Regents of St. Olaf College and the St. Olaf College Alumni Association, in recognition of outstanding achievements, bestow the St. Olaf Alumni Awards on those alumni whose accomplishments have brought honor to self and to the college; whose service and leadership have exemplified its ideals; and whose concern for St. Olaf has supported and strengthened its program.

St. Olaf bestows the following awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Alumni Achievement Award
  • Outstanding Service Award

The Alumni Awards serve several purposes

  • To honor alumni who exemplify the fulfillment of the college mission
  • To inspire students and alumni through alumni achievement and volunteer service
  • To engage or re-engage alumni through the Alumni Awards process
  • To exhibit and publicize the success of the college program as reflected by its alumni
  • To encourage support of the college program from alumni and parents, through achievements of alumni that exemplify the strengths and benefits of St. Olaf’s liberal arts program

2016 Alumni Awards

William T. Collins ’84 Photo

The Distinguished Alumni Award

William T. Collins ’84
Mobilization Assistant to the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and President & COO, CSI Aviation, Albuquerque, NM

Dean Maki ’87 Photo

The Alumni Achievement Award

Dean Maki ’87
Managing Director and Chief Economist, Point72 Asset Management

Douglas and Jane Baker Koons ’71 Video Thumbnail Photo

The Outstanding Service Award

Douglas and Jane Baker Koons ’71
Educators, Tamil Nadu, India

Joseph M. Shaw ’49 Video Thumbnail Photo

The Outstanding Service Award

Joseph M. Shaw ’49
Professor Emeritus of Religion and Historian of the College

Past Alumni Award Recipients by Year

More Information

Submit an Award Nomination Online

Questions

If you have questions please contact Mary Parsons at parson1@stolaf.edu or 888-865-6537.